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Simulation Software
Posted:
Jul 18, 1996 3:29 PM


We are looking for some good simulation software to analyze student enrollment throughout the educational system.
The path of a student can be modeled along the lines of
X(t) = AX(t1) + BX(t2) + CX(t3) ...
Where X is a vector of entering freshmen, sophmore, junior, seniors respectively and A B C... are decling retention rates.
The only problem here is that X is large, and forecasting is necessary, so that A, B, C are themselves linear functions of various demographic and other variables.
If X was small, it could be done on a spreadsheet, Larger X and demographic variables could be done in a matrix language program, but as X is larger, it becomes vary complicated.
Some suggestions we have is to use Stella, Dynamo etc... Does anyone have a suggestion here?



